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Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Public Maps

@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

From Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.

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An Open Source Life

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Romke de Haan is a graduate of the program called homeboyz, a non-profit that takes kids in gangs and teaches them technology. Romke will walk you though his journey and his pursuit of happiness. 


Participate in Romke's life; he'd be happy to get coffee/lunch/cocktails with you. You can add his calendar by searching on iCal, Google Calendar, 

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Missing Maps

@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Pete Masters left Médecins Sans Frontières‎ / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) four years ago to become a carpenter. In 2014, he was tempted back by the opportunity to manage a beautifully collaborative, crowdsourced mapping project called Missing Maps. If you need a map of the most vulnerable places in the world (or a new oak table, for that matter), he’s your man.

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Spatial Memory Mapping

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.

Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!

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New York via Bike Share

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

"If you are not nervous by those beautiful maps you see, you should be."

In Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map at PechaKucha Night Baton Rogue Vol. 3Christine Barrett shares how Renaissance English and European maps bewildered people of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although beautiful and eye-catching, like any cutting-edge technology, many maps were considered unnerving, unsettling, upsetting, and even terrifying. Watch to find out why!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 2nd, 2017.

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Dance is the BEST

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Who Doesn't Love a Map?

@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Sanborn fire insurance maps detailed urban areas in the United States for over one hundred years. Today, these maps are used extensively for urban planning, as well as historical and genealogical research. Dee James describes how these maps helped shape our cities and explains why it is important to preserve two unique Sanborn fire insurance maps made for Batavia, Illinois, in January 1907.

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Discovering New York City

@ VOL 14 ON JAN 24, 2019

Michelle Becwar speaks about her experiences on various trips discovering New York City.